THE Chief Constable of North Wales has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Carl Foulkes, who has been Chief Constable of the North Wales Police since September 2018 has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

He said: “I feel very humbled and undeserving of this recognition when I look at the exceptional work done by colleagues across policing. This has to be as much about the brilliant people I have worked for, with and alongside.

“I am incredibly proud to be a police officer and the Chief Constable of such a fantastic force and want to thank everyone for their support over my 28 years of policing I look forward to continuing to serve the communities of North Wales.”

He started his policing career with British Transport Police in 1993, having previously served in the Royal Navy as an aircraft engineer and had seen active service in the first Gulf Conflict.

In 2003, he joined West Midlands Police as a Detective Chief Inspector in Walsall. He then moved into the Force Criminal Investigation Department, prior to becoming Operations Superintendent in Birmingham.

After a period as Detective Superintendent in Force Intelligence, he was promoted to Chief Superintendent and became Solihull Policing Commander. In 2010 he assumed command of Force Intelligence, before moving on to head Force CID, the largest single department in the Force. He was appointed Deputy Chief Constable for Merseyside Police in July 2016, before becoming Chief Constable of the North Wales Force.